It got stellar reviews but due to a hideous cover and being mis-categorized as a middle-grade book rather than YA, it didn’t sell well until after The Vampire Diaries: The Awakening came out. I live in the Bay Area of California, with a backyard that is full of flowers, which I adore, especially with many different shades of roses.I love to visit my friend Toni's little cabin in the Point Reyes National Seashore area, which has lots of trees, lots of animals, lots of beaches to walk on, and lots of places to hike.Without her there would be no TV show or some other publishing company making money off her ideas. Smith will always be one of my favorite authors and I am hard-pressed to find her magic - and yes, it's magic - in any other pages by any other author. The television series is so much worse than the books.She should be the one that gets recognize, not them. What happened with TVD and SC will not happen with any of Lisa's other books. I waited for and bought each book as soon as I found it on the shelves. I was so looking forward to the next installment since Damon's death.The two countries I love to visit most are Great Britain, with its historic monuments and amazing country landscapes, and Japan, with its bustling urban life and exquisite mountain scenery. Since stefans diaries has come into play due to show - this was never given or taken from Lisa. Please boycott Phantomlol Hi Tray I share ur sentiment, only said what i did in a fact manner. THEY DROPPED A NEW YORK BEST SELLER WRITER, WHO HAD THIS TITLE IN THE 90's AND PRESENTLY - WHAT BIG IDIOTSRECIPE FOR DISASTER! i would like to if you're going to write another book about them, or end with the two books?I am glad I just read this because I was looking at the stephan diaries and debating on buying them. Lisa herself has said she did not have the to write them in the time required for publishing purposes. I thought the same thing, but if you like the TVD TV show you should read the Stefan's Diaries books. You just have to basically make the separation of the two series, because they are almost two different series, the TV show and its books and the original TVD books. Im a huge fan of the books here in Scotland and have been really looking forward to The phantom book 8 coming out, Im really shocked that is is not by LJ smith and feel abit beytrayed so LJ Smith must feel like her 'baby' has been taken!!! I hope that this situation does not reoccur with her other series.
All of her other series are with a different publisher and have different contracts so they will not suffer the same fate. is the original and the only creator of the Vampire Diaries's series!!! I've read all you're books :) and I was wondering why you have not made a movie out of night world. You have an amazing mind, and your writing is intelligent, and thought out very intricately. As to why they would choose to replace a best-selling author with an unknown author, no one knows for sure.
if LJ Smith did not write them then I will not buy them. I like both, they each hold a special place in my heart. Im abit embarresed but I am so in tune with the characters now that it wont be the same for me now, 'my Damon' wont be the real deal :(As an artist myself I think it's sad that LJ doesnt own all the rights to the world she created, however I understand what it's like to be starting out. Will Lisa Jane Smith really not write The Secret Circle sequel anymore?